Travis Hunter has spoken.
The Florida State commit has made it known on the field that he deserves to be in the conversation for the top player in the 2022 recruiting class. Oh, and he’s not shy about letting you know off the field either.
What Travis Hunter did during his junior year at Collins Hill is nothing short of old school Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl. He didn’t just impact his team’s 15 games this season, he dominated them.
On defense, Hunter pulled down eight interceptions, one which he took to the house for a touchdown. He also tacked on 51 tackles from his defensive back position. But, cornerback, the position he is listed at in recruiting rankings isn’t the only spot on the field where Hunter was a star.
On the offensive side of the ball, the future Seminole recorded 1,746 receiving yards to go along with an eye-popping 24 receiving touchdowns. 24. His receiving stats are better than the top wide receivers in the 2021 class, players a full year older. Hunter did all of this while playing in Georgia’s 7A high school classification, the highest in the state, and one of the toughest classes in the nation.
This year stats [1,746 receiving yards 24 receiving tds 1 rushing td 1 pick 6, 8 int’s 51 tackles ]Player of the year @OfficialGHSA @247Sports @coachTWoff @Rivals @GregoryLenny Why Am I Not Ranked Number 1 pic.twitter.com/DCd1WYi4qo— Travis Hunter (@TravisHunterJr) January 3, 2021
But Hunter is also making an impact off the field for Florida State. His social media interactions show that he isn’t content being the only star for FSU’s 2022 class. He’s looking to bring Florida State back to the top and he isn’t afraid to tell anyone whom will listen.
In the days prior to this article being written, Hunter was busy on Twitter, reaching out to three players in one day about joining him at Florida State, including the number one quarterback in the nation, Gunner Stockton (and notice, he’s referring to himself as reigning Heisman winner DeVonta Smith ).
Aye Gunner let’s remake that Mac Jones to DaVonta Smith at FSU https://t.co/rc91RLOhvo— Travis Hunter (@TravisHunterJr) January 12, 2021
But wait, it gets better. Not only is Hunter starring on the field and one man recruiting staff on social media, but he’s also one of Florida State’s biggest ambassadors. Hunter constantly tweets support for the program and the staff.
Blessed To Be Apart Of This Program @Coach_MWoodson @Coach_Norvell @fbcoachfuller @Noles247 pic.twitter.com/UQnS4ihwM8— Travis Hunter (@TravisHunterJr) January 13, 2021
He doesn’t miss an opportunity to announce his solid commitment to Florida State while also taking the opportunity to boast about his future home. For those that love the Florida State “spear kabobs” emoji on twitter, Hunter is already up to 18 for the new year, without any signs of stopping.
Travis Hunter is the commit that coaches dream about. An early commit, with no signs of wavering, that will elevate the program and lift his fellow teammates to new heights. Hunter possess all the qualities and abilities to leave his name in the Florida State record books. But before he does, he’s got one thing on his mind, to be the best.
Number 1 is the only thing on my mind @247recruiting @247Sports https://t.co/15tHvYuJWa— Travis Hunter (@TravisHunterJr) December 31, 2020
Just one month ago, Tomahawk Nation published the above article, in which we presented Travis Hunter’s case for being the top overall 2022 recruit.
This past week, Hunter has been participating in the Pylon 7on7 event and the nation took notice:
The @DaviBelfort to @TravisHunterJr connection has been good for @Fast7v7 pic.twitter.com/nzwnUfYfFC— Mike Roach (@MikeRoach247) February 21, 2021
Hunter has been the best WR and top DB here this weekend, freaky athlete, can make a strong case the #FloridaState commit is the most talented player in the country https://t.co/C1h8vRmRB9— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) February 21, 2021
Stock UP UP!! https://t.co/h8UKtci61y— Pylon 7on7 Football (@Pylon7on7) February 22, 2021
Five-star Florida State commit Travis Hunter put on a show over the weekend and @adamgorney was on hand to witness it.— Rivals (@Rivals) February 22, 2021
More thoughts on Hunter's performance and other standouts: https://t.co/eaE98dYCi5 pic.twitter.com/e7J6DMp41P
Meanwhile, Rivals still has Hunter as the 12th best player overall:
FIVE-STAR COUNTDOWN— Rivals (@Rivals) February 22, 2021
Coming in at No. 12 is Florida State (@warchant) ATH commit Travis Hunter @TravisHunterJr
“He has bouncy athletic ability and playmaking chops on both sides of the ball” - @adamgorney
Full list of updating five-stars herehttps://t.co/42rTlEBL2d pic.twitter.com/GPDMXlY1rQ
Don’t say you weren’t warned. Travis Hunter, best player in the 2022 class. The defense rests...until his next ridiculous highlight.